Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 4, April 2017
Michael Perlis, PhD
Associate professor of psychiatry & nursing, University of Pennsylvania. Director, UPenn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
Dr. Perlis has disclosed that he has received funding for research on CBT-I and has received funds from the sales of materials related to the teaching of CBT-I techniques. Dr. Carlat has reviewed this interview and has found no evidence of bias in this educational activity.
Insomnia is so ubiquitous and misunderstood with respect to its health consequences and “treatability.” At the core of this is the widespread misconception that insomnia is primarily a symptom of other things. Insomnia is also identified in DSM-5 as an independent disorder (780.52) which, when occurring with other DSM-5 disorders, is considered a comorbid disorder rather than a symptom.